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The first edition of Williams Obstetrics was published over a century ago. Since then, the editors of this seminal text have presented a comprehensive and evidenced-based discussion of obstetrics. Patterned after our patriarch, Williams Gynecology provides a thorough presentation of gynecology's depth and breadth. In Section 1, general gynecology topics are covered. Sections 2 provides chapters covering reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The developing field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is presented in Section 3. In Section 4, gynecologic oncology is discussed.

Traditionally, gynecologic information has been offered within the format of either a didactic text or a surgical atlas. However, because the day-to-day activities of a gynecologist blends these two, so too did we. The initial four sections of our book describe the evaluation and medical treatment of gynecologic problems. The remaining two sections focus on the surgical patient. Section 5 offers detailed anatomy and a discussion of perioperative considerations. Our final section presents an illustrated atlas for the surgical correction of conditions described in Sections 1 through 4. To interconnect this content, readers will find page references within one chapter that will direct them to complementary content in another.

Although discussions of disease evaluation and treatment are evidence based, our text strives to assist the practicing gynecologist and resident. Accordingly, chapters are extensively complemented by illustrations, photographs, diagnostic algorithms, and treatment tables.

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